A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Poker Bride - Christopher Corbett
Sub-title: The first Chinese in the Wild West
This book was mis-leading. It purports to tell the story of a young immigrant Chinese woman who is won in a poker game by a gold rush gambler. There is no story - it's merely the hook to get the reader to buy the book. It's really about the Chinese in the west with a lot of disjointed news and historical bits and allusions to the woman but no further details. I didn't finish it and wouldn't recommend it.
Published: 2011 Read: (but not finished) September 2013 Genre: non-fiction, history